Are you a business owner used to juggling all the balls and scared that if you give any away it might all come crashing down??
Well here are twelve reasons why you need a virtual assistant:
1. This one’s an obvious one… You’ll have more time.
If you think about how many hours you spend on admin each week, and then imagine outsourcing all of it to your own personal VA, you now have so much extra time to focus on your existing clients and also extra time to acquire new clients – it’s a no brainer!
2. You’ll be less stressed.
By hiring a Happie VA, you’ll have fewer tasks on your plate and less to be stressed about. Instead of having a million things on your mind, you’ll just have the ones that matter most. Let other people do some of the worrying for you!
3. You’ll make more money.
Simple maths say that if you earn more in your profession doing the tasks you enjoy and can pay less to delegate the tasks that take up your time but don't bring you direct income... you have a winner! By not being behind the scenes working on admin, you can be in front of clients, which means more money!
4. Someone will prioritise your admin.
No matter what’s going on in your work life or personal life, you know someone who cares is managing and prioritising your admin. Admin is a necessary and vital part of any business, but we often don’t make it a priority because we have so many other things going on. Your personal VA will have their full attention devoted to keeping the cogs and wheels turning in your business.
5. You’ll only pay for the support you need.
VAs have been around for over 20+ years and are becoming more commonplace. It is a fabulous way to have that ongoing support whilst only paying for what you will need each month. You can start that off with as little as 5hrs per week and slowly build that up as you need or keep it at the 5hrs if that’s what helps you!
6. Don’t have to worry about employee related issues.
Having a VA totally takes the stress out of working with someone as you don’t need to worry about paying super, keeping aside tax, holiday and sick pay… and the list goes on! Happie handles all the contract related items and you just get to enjoy all the benefits!
7. It’s a long-term investment in yourself and your business.
The cost of a VA is so insignificant in comparison to the benefits you will receive: a happier you and a business that is running smoothly for the long-term.
If you are enjoying yourself in your business, you’ll be able to devote more of your creative energy into bringing on board new clients and troubleshooting for existing clients. Rather than owning a business that lasts for just a few years, you will own a business that can maintain itself for life! Invest in yourself and your business!
8. Get the right type of help.
You might not love admin but our VAs do! They will be able to help you create the right systems and processes for your business so that you can have peace of mind knowing that everything is getting done well!
9. You can give your trust (and work) to the experts.
Have you been doing everything yourself for so long, you can’t see why you would get someone else to do your work for you? Well, it’s time to let go of those tasks that aren’t directly bringing you income! You might be a jack-of-all-trades, and all entrepreneurs and small business owners usually are, but our VAs are masters of everything admin related! So hand over those tasks and have faith knowing that our VAs are experts in their respective fields.
10. You’ll finally have work life balance.
You’ll finally achieve that work life balance you’ve always dreamed of.
You can finally go on that holiday, you can finally spend that extra time with your family, and you can finally finish work a bit earlier today! The whole point of starting your own business was so that you could be your own boss and enjoy life, so start enjoying it!
11. You get a second opinion on your work from someone involved with your business.
You’ll finally have someone to run ideas pass and they’ll actually know what you’re talking about! Having someone involved with your business is an invaluable asset.
12. You’re just paying for what you need.
By hiring a VA, you can forget about overhead costs! You don’t need to find them office space, a computer, stationery, etc. They have it all already! You just need to pay for the time they invest into your business. Perfect!
Rachel is the Manager of Happie Solutions which provide Australian based virtual assistants. Her professional background has been providing EA / PA assistance for directors and business owners over the last 15+ years. She supports all Happie clients and VAs to ensure a smooth transition and solve any trouble shooting along the way.
She would love to hear any questions you may have:
+61 3 9071 1252